At least three TMC Volunteers – Sheila Thompson,Ixchel Suarez and Jennie Wood – are participating in the upcoming World of Threads Festival.
Sheila Thompson is featured in an interview on the World of Threads Festival website. Sheila will exhibit in the De rerum natura(On The Nature of Things) aspect of the Festival taking place at the Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre in Oakville, Ont. This exhibition is filled with life, colour and energy with a focus on plants, animals and nature.
Ixchel Suarez is also profiled on the World of Threads Festival website and will participate in three exhibitions: the De rerum natura exhibition, the Quiet Zone exhibition taking place at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre in Oakville, and the Memento moriaspect of the Festival, taking place at the Gallery at Sheridan Institute in Oakville. In contrast to De rerum natura, Memento mori deals with themes of death, mortality, grief and the quest for immortality.
Jennie Wood is showing her Silent Past, Future Fear quilt in the Pentimento exhibition which is taking place at the O’Connor McLeod Hanna office building (700 Kerr St., Oakville). This exhibition is a re-showing of the Pentimento exhibition which took place in 2011 at The Salmon Arm Art Gallery in Salmon Arm, B.C.
The World of Threads Festival features nearly 200 artists from 12 countries exhibiting diverse wall and sculptural pieces and installations in a wide variety of fibre media. The Festival takes place in Oakville (Nov. 2-18) and Toronto (Nov. 9 – Dec. 2). Read more about the festival and the many exhibitions and events in Toronto and Oakville, Ont.
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